New information has emerged in the tragic death of 19-year-old Jerry Greer, son of country singer Craig Morgan.
An autopsy report confirmed the cause of death was drowning, and the manner in which he died was accidental. Greer was tubing on Kentucky Lake in Tennessee on July 10 when the accident occurred.
According to The Tennessean, a toxicology report confirmed evidence of marijuana and a low level of alcohol in his bloodstream.
Greer went missing while riding an inner tube connected behind a boat. The tube flipped over, leaving Greer underwater. Despite wearing a life vest, his body was not found until the next day, with the life vest still on him.
Just weeks after the devastating accident, Morgan released the following statement about his son: “The loss of our son Jerry is the hardest thing we have ever had to endure as a family. Karen and I are so grateful for all of the wonderful people who have shown us unwavering support during this difficult time.”
A recent Dickson County High School graduate, Greer had a very close relationship with his father. In the same initial statement, Morgan expressed, “We are blessed by the outpouring of prayers and condolences from across the world. Jerry may be gone from this earth, and we will miss him every day, but his spirit will live on in our hearts. We will find peace knowing that God has a bigger plan, and that one day, we'll be reunited with him again in Heaven.”